In the following video, Dan Suiter, entomologist at the University of Georgia, Griffin, Ga., reviews the kudzu bug, an invasive pest that has spread throughout Georgia and seven other southeastern states.
NILES, Ill. — Anstar Products introduced Fieldwork, a cloud-based software solution and mobile application designed specifically for the pest management industry.
The Fieldwork software solution offers a complete customer database, visual calendar, scheduling/pre-scheduling, customizable service reports and customizable invoices. The Fieldwork mobile application displays daily service tickets, customer contact information, service location, and allows technicians to track material usage and track target pests. The mobile application also has advanced digital features such as customer/technician signature capture, email delivery of service reports and barcode scanning. The cloud-based software solution and mobile application work together seamlessly to provide an integrated software solution for business owners and field technicians.
“We are thrilled to introduce Fieldwork, the first pest control software product designed for modern mobile devices from the beginning,” said Beau O’Hara, Anstar Products’ COO. “Everything, including the Web application, is optimized for smart phones and tablets, creating a completely mobile business solution.”
For more information visit www.anstarproducts.com.
PASADENA, Texas — Control Solutions Inc. has hired Marie Ann Knox as technical service manager for its pest control division and Mark Wildman as Mid-South area sales manager for its turf group.
Knox studied at the University of Florida where she earned a B.S. in entomology and a master’s degree in nematology. She comes to CSI with 13 years of industry experience in basic manufacturing as well as distribution. Knox will be providing CSI’s customers and sales team with technical service and product information to help propel our group as a leader in the professional pest control markets.
Wildman comes to CSI from Coastal Spraying Service in Pasadena, Texas, where he has managed the aquatics business since 2009. He began his career with Monsanto in 1980, working in the Ag market in Houston, Texas. He was promoted to the turf & ornamental group in 1987, where he developed many relationships working the lawn care, landscape, and golf markets. In addition to promoting Roundup, Wildman was involved with the field development and sales of Dimension and Certainty herbicides.
For more information about Control Solutions visit www.controlsolutionsinc.com.
ATLANTA - Arrow Exterminators has acquired the northern Georgia-based Norton Exterminating, the company announced.
Norton is a full-service company, specializing in residential and commercial pest and termite control throughout Stephens, Rabun, Habersham, Banks and other counties. The Arrow service center will be in Toccoa, Ga.
"We are looking forward to serving Reggie and Penny Norton's customers and welcoming the employees in north Georgia to Arrow," said Emily Thomas Kendrick, CEO and President, Arrow. "Norton's commitment to their customers, and passion for customer service as well as their full-service offerings are not only a perfect fit, but a strategic fit. With this acquisition we are now able to fully service all of the north Georgia market."
Reggie and Penny Norton, owners, said they were looking for a company that provides exemplart customer service and was passionate about customers and employees. "We wanted to give our employees an opportunity to be with acompany where we knew there would be growth opportunities as well as an expanded range of services to offer our customers," they said.
Learn more about Arrow at arrowexterminators.com.
INDIANAPOLIS — Dow AgroSciences has named Heather Kern product manager for its U.S. Pest Management sulfuryl fluoride business, supporting Vikane and ProFume gas fumigants.
In her new role, Kern will manage the marketing strategy, marketing research and communication plans for Vikane and ProFume. She previously held the position of project leader for the Strategy Acceleration and Productive Team, supporting the North American Regional Commercial Unit and Global Business Units. She joined The Dow Chemical Company in 2000, working in customer service.
Kern earned a Bachelor of Science degree in communication disorders from Central Michigan University, and a Master of Management degree in marketing and international business from Aquinas College.
“I look forward to working with our many customers that rely on the proven performance of Vikane and ProFume,” Kern says. “We enjoy a great working relationship with our distributor partners and customers, and I will work to maintain and strengthen our industry support.”
Kern replaces Justin Stewart, who was recently named product manager for Cereal and Rice Herbicides within Dow AgroSciences’ U.S. Crop Protection business.